This guidance document is a resource for municipalities, individuals, organizations, community coalitions, and other groups who are implementing efforts to prevent and/or reduce opioid misuse in Massachusetts, and more specifically, grantees of the Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative.

The non-medical use of prescription drugs is a growing challenge across the United States, particularly among persons ages 12 to 25. These guidelines are a resource for individuals, organizations, community coalitions, and other groups implementing efforts to prevent prescription drug misuse and abuse.

The Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse Web site provides free health promotion materials for Massachusetts residents, health care providers, and social service providers available for free either by download or mail order for physical copies.

The Parent Power website includes current information on the risks of prescription drug misuse and abuse, how to talk to kids about these issues, how to safeguard medications, and more.

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The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) supports communities across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in addressing substance abuse prevention. Our expert staff offers technical assistance, capacity building, and resources to Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)-funded programs and other communities across the state.

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